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What is the Secret of Life

   2010    Science
The story of how the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the most complex organism known - the human body. It begins with attempts to save the lives of gladiators in Ancient Rome, unfolds with the macabre work and near-perfect drawings of Leonardo in the Renaissance, through the idea of the 'life force' of electricity, to the microscopic world of the cell. It reveals how a moral crisis unleashed by work on the nuclear bomb helped trigger a great breakthrough in biology - understanding the structure and workings of DNA.
Series: The Story of Science

Will We Become God

   2014    Technology
Humanity’s potential seems limitless. But could we become as powerful as God? Scientific breakthroughs grant our species seemingly divine abilities. Biologists tinkering with DNA are figuring out ways to grow new life forms, while neuroscientists try to create artificial consciousness. Statisticians around the world are using big data to predict the future and computer scientists have discovered a "God algorithm" that could solve any global problem in an instant. But to truly become God, we not only have to be all knowing, but all being. Quantum physicists are figuring out how to teleport matter at the speed of light!
Series: Through the Wormhole Season 5

Eden: Untamed Planet
Eden: Untamed Planet

   2021    Nature
Rise of Empires: Ottoman
Rise of Empires: Ottoman

   2020    History
Out of the Cradle
Out of the Cradle

   2019    History
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Top Science Stories
Top Science Stories

   2020    Science
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
Coldplay Live
Coldplay Live

   2012    Art
Putin: A Russian Spy Story
Putin: A Russian Spy Story

   2020    History